Desire Despair
Desire Despair
Desire Despair
Desire Despair

Desire Despair

New York: Rizzoli, 2006. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher’s blue cloth, spine and boards elaborately gilt-stamped.

Comprehensive monograph on American artist and photographer Pierson, covering over 20 years of work across a range of media. The monograph is divided into five thematic sections derived from the titles of Pierson's own word sculptures – "Riches and Fame," "Desire Despair," "Rooms," "Another Time, Another Place," and "Ghosts": "Drawn to stardom, melodrama, loneliness, and emotional narrative as subjects for his art, Pierson infuses his work with literal and visual references to lost love, sexual longing, faded glamour, fleeting moments, and melancholic and sentimental musings" (from the introduction by Whitney Museum curator Miller). Illustrated with over 200 color plates, photos, drawings, and reproductions. With an essay by art historian Liz Kotz, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and index of works. Remnant of publisher's shrink wrap with blurb sticker laid in. Light rubbing to extremities. Near fine. Item #529

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